Crystal G. Herman is the Associate Professor of Theatrical Costume Design at the University of Texas at El Paso and the author of Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: A Costumer’s Guide. She received her M.F.A. in Costume Design from The Ohio State University. She has designed costumes professionally for nationally recognized theatres such as The Utah Festival Opera Company and The Weston Playhouse in Vermont as well as for a variety of other theatres in the Southwest. Her research and teaching concentrate on costume design, costume rendering, costume history, millinery, and costume crafts.